This newsletter was written a few years ago during our Mind-Body Makeover Project, when members of this community were following the process outlined in my husband Michael's book of the same name. It was directed to those people who had reached a plateau phase in their weight loss, as well as anyone who was pursuing an important goal and felt like their progress had come to a
I love how synchronicity works. Recently, while browsing through newsletters looking for a past issue for a member of our online community, I came across the following advice about getting unstuck and found myself reading it as if someone else wrote it. I needed a reminder of these steps.
In last week's newsletter, I shared the video of a young man who mastered the art of riding a bicycle just about anywhere - over the tops of fences or on bridge railings. It was an amazing example of mastery and it reminded me of a prior newsletter I'd written about squirrels and the genius of persistence. If you need a little motivation to stay true to a dream or goal, or to master something new, you might want to take a page from squirrels.
In celebration of Father's Day, my sister, Lisa, had a great idea. At her suggestion, we all piled into a car one afternoon, went to pick up my dad, and took him on a surprise trip down memory lane. We visited the neighborhood where we grew up, saw the home we lived in, and reminisced about our favorite memories - the things we did, the neighbors we spent time with, and even the trouble we got into as kids.
As many of you know, the creative genius, Nora Ephron died last week after a long illness. Nora was responsible for such wonderful films as Heartburn, When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle, You've Got Mail, and her latest movie, Julie & Julia. While reading about Nora's vast, accomplished career, I came across an excerpt from her most recent book, "I Remember Nothing: and Other Reflections."
Last month, while enjoying some time to myself at a local park, I overheard a conversation between two women who were talking about how frustrated they were with their jobs. They were sitting close by and, while I was doing my best to mind my own business, I couldn’t help but notice how much time and energy they were investing in the problem.
This newsletter was written a few years ago and I pulled it out this week for a caller who dialed into my radio show to talk about her frustration with a job search process. She was doing all the right things and yet nothing was happening. Once I confirmed that her search approach was on track, I explained the importance of understanding a "dry spell." I hope this message speaks to you as well...
Every year on September 11th, I perform a "remembrance ritual" to remind myself of the things that mattered most on September 12th in 2001. This year was no different. On this important day, I spent the morning quietly by myself answering the questions I use for this ritual (I've included them below) and then thought about the souls who lost their lives seven years ago.
This week we celebrate Thanksgiving – the holiday of gratitude that invites us to connect with and appreciate the abundance in our lives. As I took a shower this morning, I thought about some of the things I feel grateful for – hot water, a window in my bathroom with a beautiful view, a cat that makes me smile every single day, and a husband who cares for me with deep and abiding love.